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Wet weather may scupper plans to run Scarteen Fox in Saturday's Lane's End Greenham Stakes at Newbury, trainer David Elsworth revealed today.

The colt was an impressive winner of the Somerville Tattersalls Stakes at Newmarket last season but was unplaced when sent off favourite for the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster.

Elsworth said: "We're waiting on the ground. It's good to soft and it's raining there and I would think it's unlikely he'll run.

"We don't want to close the door on it because it's been our plan all winter and we're reluctant to say we won't run but it doesn't look good."

If Scarteen Fox does not run at Newbury then he could be rerouted to Newmarket next Wednesday for the Victor Chandler European Free Handicap.

Elsworth added: "Alternatively it might be a good idea to look at the Free Handicap where he's got 8st 5lb rather than going for the Craven - it might be a softer option."